Lilly Technician II-Packaging & Labeling in Fort Dodge, Iowa



Position Description:

In this position, the incumbent will be trained in the set-up, operations, and troubleshooting of the equipment in the Packaging and Labeling areas. Duties will include documentation of work, provide direction, assistance, technical support, and maintain compliance. Direct the initial training for new hires and assist with on-going training for existing team members. Supervision of shift activities will be required in the absence of shift supervisors. Provide guidance and support to the label center as needed or directed by management. Must integrate company initiatives such as BPE into work practices. Responsible for ensuring labeling and packaging of products are performed in a safe manner and which meet all product specifications in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice standards.


1). Perform duties associated with Packaging and Labeling processes, line set-up, inspection, counting, line clearance, changeover, reject/sampling processes, and verifications required in accordance with batch production records and in compliance with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) standards, all current safety standards and site procedures. Assist with all documentation review as directed by department management.


Outcome of review of compliance records and audits, right-first-time, as well as Deviation rate and Management assessment.


2). Basic operation of Packaging and Labeling equipment and ensures all equipment, instruments and production materials are released and available for use. Look up and perform transactions within the electronic inventory management system.


Overall equipment effectiveness, Deviation rate, and Management assessment.


3). Oversees production processes, cleaning, and in-process batch quality checks per written procedures safely, consistently and effectively. Ensure Packaging and Labeling areas are cleaned/maintained and submit work orders as needed.


Overall process effectiveness, deviation rate, accident rate and management assessment.


4). Create and update standard operating procedures, conduct investigations, write deviation reports and complete assigned training to include general company procedures, area procedures, equipment operation, computer operation, safety, GMP, BPE, and other as needed.


Accurate systems workflow and approval processes; just in time training and SOPs; management assessment.


5) Assist in monitoring operating inventory supplies and order replenishments as needed. Assist with scheduling personnel, equipment, and production requirements.


Accurate records; compliance with records and audits; management assessment.


6). Support the Packaging Engineering group during projects/new technology transfer and assist with training of personnel.


Accurate training records, just in time training support; management assessment.


7). Supervise department as needed. Generate or collect new ideas about workplace and processes.


Management assessment.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Interfaces with: Quality Assurance, Engineering, Production Planning, Distribution, Warehouse, and Maintenance.

  • Contacts are primarily within immediate work unit and involve obtaining or providing information requiring explanation or interpretation.

  • Limited supervision. Minimal instruction needed on routine work and general instructions given on new lines of work or special assignments. Must be able to work overtime as needed, including weekends.

  • Basic computer skills with Word, Excel and Electronic Management Systems, basic Packaging and Labeling equipment knowledge and/or experience (i.e.: labeler, case packing, line clearance, changeover, label components, printing devices), basic understanding of Packaging terminology.

  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing function, acquaintance with and general understanding of aspects of the Packaging and Labeling process and ability to apply this knowledge to situations ordinarily encountered necessary.

  • Ability to read, interpret and conform to batch records, Quality and Safety requirements.

  • Ability to operate applicable ERP system.

  • Knows and follows safety rules, wears appropriate safety equipment and maintains proper safety practices at all times.

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

Additional Information:

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Technician II-Packaging & Labeling

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Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma/GED

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience within a biological production or related manufacturing site.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Company Overview:

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.


Fort Dodge



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North America